Millwall manager reveals duo struggling with illness ahead of Nottingham Forest game

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Millwall manager Gary Rowett has revealed that a couple of his players have been laid low with illness in the build up to tomorrow night’s Championship match at Nottingham Forest.

Midfielders Shaun Williams and Ryan Leonard have both trained this week ahead of the fixture at the City Ground.

Rowett said: “We’ve had a couple of illnesses – Jon Dadi [Bodvarsson] wasn’t feeling great the other day and Bradders [Tom Bradshaw] didn’t train on Wednesday. He was ill.

“Lenny has trained one day and Willo has trained a couple of times. So it’s been a bit of an up and down week.

“I’m hoping to have a good squad available.”

The coronavirus has hit the headlines in recent weeks and led to speculation that major sporting events could be affected by an outbreak.

Asked about any extra measures Millwall are taking, Rowett replied: “We’re taking the same precautions as everyone else, making sure people use hand sanitiser and making sure the training ground is being properly cleaned.

“But it’s difficult. We use public transport quite a bit – we are going on the train today [for the Forest match].

“At the moment we will just continue as we are and see what happens and develops.

“We’re aware of what happened in Serie A [fixtures being cancelled] – you have got places with 20,000 or 30,000 people in them. I’m sure people will have a look at what the possibilities are and what they need to do if things get worse.

“It is not something that particularly concerns us at the moment.”


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